Sound Of Silver

  • Record Label: Capitol
  • Release Date: Mar 20, 2007
User Score
8.5

Universal acclaim- based on 254 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Negative: 12 out of 254

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  1. MattB.
    Sep 7, 2007
    10
    This album is extraordinary. The man is a genius Funk Soul Brother? Nigel, get a clue.
  2. GillyD
    Mar 20, 2007
    10
    God yes! What a cd. Can't stop playing it. All great tracks but especially All My Friends, Someone Great, Sound of Silver and Us V Them. The best dance cd so far & probably all year
  3. DylanS
    May 28, 2007
    9
    Another amazing album from LCD, "North American Scum" and "All My Friends" are stand outs, "Sound of Silver", not so much. Thankfully it's only one track that's less focused than the rest, and even said track has more to it than most. Buy Sound of Silve.
  4. RickW
    Mar 19, 2007
    8
    A fantastic album. Grows with every listen. Definite Joy Division/New Order influences in some of the songs. Even better than his brilliant first album. Good live too!
  5. andresL
    Mar 20, 2007
    9
    This one is as good as the debut which means its ace. Also 'All my friends' is the song of the year.
  6. mikef
    Mar 31, 2007
    10
    point being? you shake your money maker, therefore you are. point taken.
  7. DecepticonPom
    Apr 10, 2007
    9
    Immediately accessible and, with the clumsy title track the only exception, unskippable from start to finish.
  8. ScottW.
    Aug 20, 2007
    9
    If you are looking for something different in the electronic sound, LCD Soundsystem are one of the best things going in that type of music. This is one of the best albumes in 2007. Sound of Silver is not a pop song albume though. Its one these albumes thats a little bite on the arty side but, this secound albume shows that they nkow what they are doing.
  9. AchimS
    Feb 27, 2007
    10
    This album is awesome as his debut -- James Murphy kicks ass. Very mature sound, buy it, love it!
  10. PaulC
    Mar 12, 2007
    10
    Best album of the year, so far, by a long way! Stunning and just gets better each listen. Recommended tracks - All My Friends, New York I Love You, North American Scum
  11. DavidM
    Mar 14, 2007
    10
    Rediculously good. I think it has taken my album of the year already. Murphy comes back even stronger than before and brings emotion to the table with some killer dance tracks.
  12. AndrewW
    Mar 16, 2007
    10
    Ditto on the best album of the year so far, this is the first album in quite a while that has literally (to use a completely overused phrase) blown me away. Stand out track: all my friend, played it at least a dozen times in a row. Haven't done that since I was a teenager (many moons ago)
  13. DamianM
    Mar 19, 2007
    10
    This is one of the few albums I have ever felt guilty about downloading illegally. But to be honest, I can't imagine what the three months of my life would have been like without it. With this album, Murphy has surpassed many of his peers musically and lyrically. A masterpiece.
  14. DecklinW
    Mar 19, 2007
    10
    Seriously, this is a peach of an album, in all respects. Buy it NOW.
  15. SeanP.
    Mar 20, 2007
    10
    I totally loved his debut. This is all I could have hoped for from a follow-up, and then some. Now, i can't say, with a clear conscience, that this is the best of the year, because i'm a huge fan of Arcade Fire's latest. At worst, then, this is merely tied with Neon Bible as my favorite record of 2007. It will be extremely hard for anyone to rival these two albums for the I totally loved his debut. This is all I could have hoped for from a follow-up, and then some. Now, i can't say, with a clear conscience, that this is the best of the year, because i'm a huge fan of Arcade Fire's latest. At worst, then, this is merely tied with Neon Bible as my favorite record of 2007. It will be extremely hard for anyone to rival these two albums for the rest of the year. I'll be more than happy to listen to the attempts. This will potentially be a great year of music then. Expand
  16. sanjeeva
    Mar 25, 2007
    10
    The best CD (dance or whatever) in a long LONG time! Was great the first time I heard it, but now, it pure magic! All my friends sounds like a mix of U2's Streets have no name and a Stroke's track. But the resulting track is a masterpiece. Sheer genius.
  17. kat
    Mar 20, 2007
    7
    commercial, likeable, danceable. "all my firends" sounds like a new order cover i'm afraid. all in all, not too impressive, in my view.
  18. Graeme
    Mar 9, 2007
    10
    It will be tough to top this for album of the year, and we're only 3 months into 2007. So many cool elements on Sound of Silver. 'Someone Great' is such an emotive song. Sound of Silver is much tighter than the self-titled disc.
  19. natana
    Apr 10, 2007
    10
    perfect. just i t.
  20. mikeyf
    Apr 1, 2007
    10
    wow! wow! wow! wow! wow! wow! "a 'failed hipster from suburban nj' dj saved my life last night". to paraquat, ehh, paraphrase B. Franklin: "...proof God exists and wants us to be happy". cowbells and spinal pulse. 9:30 club, get ready for a party.
  21. maryf
    Apr 1, 2007
    10
    what i imagine heyday studio 54 was - to be coked out of your mind spinning in glittering infinity. however this is drug-less buzz stuff that will infect your reality in a really harmless way. spear point hypnotics.
  22. CurtisO
    Apr 25, 2007
    10
    Exceptional Album to say the least, definitely captures the sub-c via the elaborate series of layers and rock fusion
  23. dominiqueab
    Apr 28, 2007
    10
    Amazing. I thought nothing would beat Neon Bible for album of the year -- I was easily proven wrong with this album.
  24. TM
    Apr 5, 2007
    10
    Way better than the Panda Bear album.
  25. ZachM
    May 2, 2007
    10
    you know, it really gets tiring hearing about how people just can't get past the album's supposed "lack of melody". if all you want out of a record is catchy melodies, go listen to a fall out boy album or something. this record easily surpasses every record released so far this year (yes, even your dearly beloved Neon Bible). it's remarkable how james murphy can take such you know, it really gets tiring hearing about how people just can't get past the album's supposed "lack of melody". if all you want out of a record is catchy melodies, go listen to a fall out boy album or something. this record easily surpasses every record released so far this year (yes, even your dearly beloved Neon Bible). it's remarkable how james murphy can take such an eclectic set of songs and manage to make it all cohere to create a mature and all-around excellent record. if you like to listen to any sort of dance music at all, buy this album immediately and let it grow on you. you won't regret it. Expand
  26. romanmc
    May 3, 2007
    10
    Outstanding. More rewarding the more you listen to it.
  27. ToddW
    May 3, 2007
    9
    I haven't heard an album which deserves a 10 yet this year, but this one comes pretty damn close. James Murphy's brainchild is getting better with each new attempt. In this offering we have an opponent for Andrew Bird's Armchair Apocrypha for Album of the Quarter. The song All My Friends is easily the best song to be put out so far this year; it sounds like Supertramp on I haven't heard an album which deserves a 10 yet this year, but this one comes pretty damn close. James Murphy's brainchild is getting better with each new attempt. In this offering we have an opponent for Andrew Bird's Armchair Apocrypha for Album of the Quarter. The song All My Friends is easily the best song to be put out so far this year; it sounds like Supertramp on amphetamines. Like all great dance music, this offering will get you off of your apathetic ass, out of your basement, and in to the bright lights. The only glitch is his occasional use of some lines which have already been penned. That wince-inducing writing aside, his beats are novel, crisp, and incredibly infectious. Expand
  28. bobr
    May 5, 2007
    10
    one of the coolest albums i own... we are North American scuuuum~
  29. nick
    May 9, 2007
    10
    This is really, really, really good. Tracks 3-6 is one of the best stretches of music I've heard in a long, long while.
  30. ArthurDogtrash
    Jun 1, 2007
    9
    I love this CD even more than their last release. "North American Scum" and "All My Friends" are two of the best songs of the year so far. A great release by a great band.
Metascore
86

Universal acclaim - based on 41 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 36 out of 41
  2. Negative: 0 out of 41
  1. True, LCD's music is not for everyone, which may have something to do with why their fans love them as they do. If you fall into the latter category, however, Silver is gold.
  2. Under The Radar
    90
    A big, fun, and passionate record that sounds enormous. [#16, p.92]
  3. Urb
    100
    The vocals are where Murphy has developed the most, trading in his Mark E. Smith yelp for various crooning styles. [Jan/Feb 2007, p.75]